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學生對 约翰霍普金斯大学 提供的 Introduction to the Biology of Cancer 的評價和反饋

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Over 500,000 people in the United States and over 8 million people worldwide are dying every year from cancer. As people live longer, the incidence of cancer is rising worldwide and the disease is expected to strike over 20 million people annually by 2030. This open course is designed for people who would like to develop an understanding of cancer and how it is prevented, diagnosed, and treated. The course introduces the molecular biology of cancer (oncogenes and tumor suppressor genes) as well as the biologic hallmarks of cancer. The course also describes the risk factors for the major cancers worldwide, including lung cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, prostate cancer, liver cancer, and stomach cancer. We explain how cancer is staged, the major ways cancer is found by imaging, and how the major cancers are treated. In addition to the core materials, this course includes two Honors lessons devoted to cancers of the liver and prostate. Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to: - Identify the major types of cancer worldwide. (Lecture 1) - Describe how genes contribute to the risk and growth of cancer. (Lecture 2) - List and describe the ten cellular hallmarks of cancer. (Lecture 3) - Define metastasis, and identify the major steps in the metastatic process. (Lecture 4) - Describe the role of imaging in the screening, diagnosis, staging, and treatments of cancer. (Lecture 5) - Explain how cancer is treated. (Lecture 6) We hope that this course gives you a basic understanding of cancer biology and treatment. The course is not designed for patients seeking treatment guidance – but it can help you understand how cancer develops and provides a framework for understanding cancer diagnosis and treatment....




I am an Undergraduate student and i didnt even read oncology subject, but this course not just start the beginer level , butt gradually it goes in depth and the flow of lectuures and topics is smooth



A beautifully structured course with highly valuable information explained with great detail in a simplified manner. Highly recommended for anyone interested to gain overall understanding of Cancer.


1226 - Introduction to the Biology of Cancer 的 1250 個評論(共 1,256 個)

創建者 Liliana C P M


Superficial information/knowledge and boring presentation.

I think we should be able to do the graduate tests and purchase the course in the end of it.



Superb💯 first time idont know about cancer &its process but now it is really easy able....thanks for ur commitment tnks all professors 🥰😍

創建者 Shakira


Very interesting content, some of the lectures good have made more effort in bringing across the content in a more exciting manner.

創建者 ray .


The course provides a good introduction to cancer and how it can be treated, very informative and easy to keep up with

創建者 Randy C


Tough call on this. The course itself is excellent [5] but the "money grab, you must pay attitude" is horrible [0].

創建者 Alicia C


Hello, my finish the course and I do the honors extra questions but I didnt get my certifícate with honors

創建者 Aarjvi J


Well explained and a good one if you are just starting with MOOCs

創建者 Charandeep J


Videos could be better, too short and narrated robotically

創建者 Abhi B


There is a problem with receiving the honors certificate.

創建者 Keith L


Nice introduction. Statistics could do with an update.

創建者 Deleted A


I would prefer to see the speaker during the lecture.

創建者 Ivan S


Too simple for that price. For very beginners.

創建者 Lev R S


excellent course for beginners and biologists.

創建者 Esraa M A M n


it was a good experiment and I learn a lot

創建者 Shivani M


The lectures can be more interactive

創建者 ARIJIT A M P I ( V


excellent basics concept of cancer.

創建者 IJAZ A


realistic and advanced knowledge

創建者 Sufia B


good course. i enjoyed so much.

創建者 Nur A A P


Neither best nor worst!

創建者 Jade B


Not done... All 5?

創建者 Sakina S S


very informative

創建者 Ken S


There are many courses that raise your opinion of an institution. This is to be expected; think about why a university might offer an online class for free. But to my surprise, my opinion of Johns Hopkins went down - way down - as a result of completing this course. Why? "Experts" who couldn't pronounce words ("genome", "radionuclide") used in their own area of expertise. Factually incorrect information, like "both copies of a gene must have a mutation for cancer to occur", which is not true for many genes. Also, a strong tendency to use words, abbreviations, and acronyms that have never been defined, which is not appropriate for an "introduction" to something. I'm not saying there wasn't any good information - there was some - but overall, this class was disappointing.

創建者 Mariya L


Too basic knowledge, not enough information about targeted therapy, everything is explained without going into any details

創建者 A A


Not engaging at all. Did not enjoy and I don't think I will retain much information due to how it was presented.